Its late 2:00 am at the Ritz Bar, David Bowie film table many who had been there have gone or faded as the night went on, it is after all The Toronto International Film Festival, and eleven days of madness, parties, films, and most importantly business of film, it is the biggest film festival in the world. I am sitting with my Glenfiddich, sipping, and tweeting away. Few SUV’s roll up and pull to the side of the Ritz Bar at Toronto Ritz Carlton I don’t really give it too much thought till a knock hits the table and a sultry voice says “What’s the Bowie table ” its Scarlett Johansson. After giving Scarlett the low-down she retires to the back of the Ritz bar she has ass to kick and no guns are required she is slamming the deal for her movie Under the Skin is a 2013 British-American science fiction art film directed by Jonathan Glazer.
So, expectations are high when you pair Besson with the butt-kicking Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers, Iron Man and Captain America).
In Lucy, Johansson plays a woman who, after getting mixed up with some Taiwanese bad guys, is accidentally transformed into a hyper intelligent warrior.
Lucy, with Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman, is the latest action-thriller from The Fifth Element director Luc Besson. He’s the director behind some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in movie history. The movie story line makes no sense at all, but that’s not why you are gonna go see it. However you feel about Scarlett Johansson as an actress, a movie star, or a celebrity—and she is, at this stage, most definitely all three of those things—this much is undeniable: she has a certain appeal. You will just want to go see sexy, Scarlett Johansson kick serious butt. Go girl power all the way considering human race started with a girl called Lucy.
“What’s more interesting to me are the new channels [in] which film and long-format storytelling are finding audiences, be it through online content, grassroots-style fundraising ventures [or] made for television films and series.” – Scarlett Johansson